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Caught in 'Investment Mode,' Amazon Reports Big Earnings Miss
Amazon.com Amazon.com dramatically increased sales in its third quarter but missed wide of the mark on loss estimates, sending the company's stock down more than 11% in after-hours trading on Thursday.
Amazon Faces Season of Worsts After Posting Quarterly Loss  Bloomberg
Amazon's stock tanks with weak earnings, holiday forecast  The Seattle Times
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P&G to spin off Duracell
The company said it is acting to boost its share price and to reduce the number of shares outstanding. It hopes to give shares of a new stand-alone Duracell to its shareholders late next year, but said it will look at other options, including a possible sale of the ...
Procter & Gamble (PG) Stock Climbs as Profit Meets Estimates and it ...  TheStreet.com
U.S. stocks: Futures fall after N.Y.C. Ebola news; P&G shares gain  MarketWatch
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British economy grows 0.7 percent
LONDON (AP) - Official figures show Britain's economic recovery is continuing, despite a gloomy global environment. The Office for National Statistics said gross domestic product grew 0.7 percent in the three months through September compared with the ...
U.K. Growth Slows as Obstacles to Recovery Increase: Economy  Bloomberg
U.K. economy slows in third quarter  MarketWatch
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Futures decline on weak Amazon results, Ebola concern
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures fell on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track to trim its weekly advance, following disappointing earnings from Amazon and as the first diagnosed case of Ebola in New York City raised concerns about the spread ...
Stock futures dip amid Ebola diagnosis in NYC  USA TODAY
Stock Market Today: Futures Fall on Ebola Fears, Amazon Earnings  TheStreet.com
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Ford Earnings Drop Before Debut of Revamped F-150
The Ford Motor Company announced third-quarter earnings on Friday morning that were down considerably from a year ago, though not as much as Wall Street had predicted.
UPDATE 1-Ford's lower profit beats estimates; sales down on F-150 launch  Reuters
Ford profit falls in third quarter on truck costs  SFGate
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Commodities: A partial pump primer
ew economic forces are more important than commodity prices. When they rise they transfer riches and power from consumers to producers; when they fall, it is as near as anything in economics to a free lunch for consumers.
Welcome to Xiamen: the only major Chinese city where property prices aren ...  Telegraph.co.uk
China Housing Prices Fall in September  Wall Street Journal
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Typical American worker has saved just $20000 for retirement, survey finds
Middle-class individuals throughout the United States have a median of just $20,000 total saved for retirement, compared to the $250,000 necessary to sustain their way of lives after leaving their jobs, according to a recent Wells Fargo survey.
Wells Fargo Study: Middle-Class Americans Not Saving for Retirement  Moneynews
Retirement Saving: Workers And Firms Must Step Up  Forbes
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RPT-UPS, FedEx seek ways to manage massive peak season package bulge
(Repeats Oct. 23 story for wider readership). By Nick Carey. CHICAGO Oct 23 (Reuters) - Determined not to repeat a holiday season that left millions of packages delivered too late and customers seething, United Parcel Service Inc and FedEx Corp are ...
UPS Tops Profit Estimates, Sees 11% Rise in Peak Shipment  Businessweek
UPS profit tops estimates, affirms outlook  MarketWatch
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77 Sears, K-Mart stores closing
Ahead of the busiest shopping season of the year, 77 Sears and K-Mart stores are closing. (Source: CNN). (CNN) - Ahead of the busiest shopping season of the year, 77 Sears and K-Mart stores are closing, cutting 5,300 jobs.
Stock futures edge lower; 77 Sears, Kmart stores to close; more malware ...  The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
Sears Officials Say Closing Rumors Are Wrong  Tristatehomepage.com
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Pfizer's $11 billion buyback plan deflates AstraZeneca bid hopes
LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Pfizer is to continue buying back stock, with the board authorizing a new $11 billion share repurchase plan, deflating expectations that it will make a new bid for AstraZeneca.
Pfizer Announces It Will Buy Back $11 Billion in Shares  Bloomberg
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